The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)
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as Capt. Paul Metrand
as Maggie Whelan
as Dr. Kevin Harrison
as Robert Palmer
as Coach Markov
as Dr. Stone
as William Halpern
as Rescuer #1
as Young Girl
as Mary Parker
as Carl Parker
as Rescue Worker
as Passenger Agent
as Reporter #2
as Russian Olympic Athlete
as Ground Hostess
as Technician #1
as Technician #2
as Reporter #1
Critic Reviews for The Concorde... Airport '79
A deafening sonic yawn signs off this desperate finale to Universal's Arthur Hailey-inspired quartet of in-flight entertainments.
Unintentional comedy still seems the Airport series' forte, although excellent special effects work, and some decent dramatics help Concorde take off.
The Concorde... Airport '79 is not only the worst picture in the Airport series, it's one of the worst of all '70s disaster flicks (and that's really saying something).
It's very silly, but the starry cast (Robert Wagner, Sylvia Kristel, Eddie Albert) manages to be as over-the-top as the effects, making this a fun if incredibly mindless way to spend a couple of hours.
Audience Reviews for The Concorde... Airport '79
Fourth and final film in the series is a predictable affair, and is a boring uninteresting end to this series of average disaster films. The first three films were amusing popcorn flicks that couldn't be taken seriously. However with this fourth film, everything about it seems out of place. The film's script is poorly written. The acting here is very bad, laughable and it's a film that just doesn't have any redeeming qualities whatsoever. Don't expect anything with this film as it is boring, predictable and the filmmakers have explored the airplane disaster concept long enough. There's just nothing good with this film. Airport should have been a trilogy. However to cash in on the name of the series, the filmmakers had to make a fourth entry, and it turned out to be a very poor way of ending the series. The first three films weren't great, but they were fun, and this is what this film lacks. Everything this time around is so over the top, even by these films standards that you just don't care and you're finding yourself bored as you know it's the same old tired out, dragged out formula that we've seen many times before. I didn't like this film whatsoever and it's a very poor way of ending the series. If you want the best one in the series, stick with the first film, and if you want mindless popcorn flicks, and then check out the second a third film. However avoid this one as it is a very bad film that is poorly written and executed disaster flick that ends up being tiresome.
Terrible junk that is low rent in every category. Abysmal special effects, a script that is pratically incoherent, and great, good and bad actors all going down with the ship mostly because the characters they play make absolutely no sense. Avoid this if at all possible.
Final installment of the Airport series which had been steadily declining since the original in 1970. The efx are pathetic, but even worse the storyline is poor with plot holes big enough to fly the concorde through. The script is downright awful, with plenty of awkward moments, although meant to be serious, elicit snickers or belly laughs from the viewer. Poor george Kennedy, minimalized in Airport 1977, has a leading role in this feature but almost seems embarassed by this fiasco. A poor wrap-up to the series. This movie can best be summed with by the "cockpit" remark..poor taste and putrid. The movie seems to suddenly end; I guess the producer ran out of money and decided enough was enough.
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